Community Food Forum

Community Food Forum

Sharing Ideas for Serving the Hungry

Co-Sponsored by St John’s, Marysville & Episcopal Community Services (ECS) of Northern California

Food ministries abound within our diocese but for the most part, each congregation goes it alone when it comes to developing policies, designing systems and finding funding and food. This first Food Forum, co-sponsored by St. John’s Marysville and Episcopal Community Services, hopes to be the platform for sharing ideas and best practices. There will be no expert speakers or lectures at this gathering; each key topic on the agenda is meant to be brainstormed by the delegates with the help of peer facilitators. All ideas generated will be recorded and shared with all participants. Each parish is invited to send one or two delegates, who should be closely involved with that church’s food ministry and able to share info on financing, client service policies, food sourcing, etc.

There is no cost for delegates from our diocese. Lunch is included, compliments of ECS, and will feature ingredients/dishes St. John’s provides to its clients through its free lunch and food shelf program. Sign-in and coffee will be available starting at 9am, but the program will begin at 10am, allowing more travel time for those attending from the farther reaches of the diocese. Please register for the conference ASAP, so we can make adequate arrangements.

Click here to download and print the registration form, or you may fill it out online and email it to Registration includes questions to describe your food ministry, so we can develop a comprehensive overview of the programs and the clients they serve.

Call St. John’s at 530.742.8829 or email

WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (check-in begins at 9:00 am)
WHERE: St. John’s, 800 D Street, Marysville
COST: FREE, lunch included

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Phina Borgeson wrote:
I am sorry I did not know about this sooner and particularly sorry that it comes during harvest time, never mind during the fall when there are so many other diocesan meetings and events. My congregation, Trinity Church in Sonoma, is doing quite a lot, and not the usual food pantry or soup supper. I also am involved with the Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative (beginning in Marin and Sonoma but probably spreading quickly) and the Sonoma County Food System Alliance.

Perhaps we could do something like this over in the western side of the diocese some time when we are not busy gleaning and preserving the harvest? or we might get Episcopalians together in connection with an interfaith or community event.

Oh - and I'm placing this comment here, because there was no person identified on the registration form to whom one should send information if not attending.

Tue, September 18, 2012 @ 6:58 PM

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